Another huge piece of Chinese space junk falls to Earth

Another Chinese launch, another uncontrolled re-entry of the missile corps.

The China Manned Space Agency (CSMA) began the third and final section of the Tiangong Space Station on Monday (October 31) atop a Makras March 5B heavy lift rocket. As with previous Long March 5B launches, China did not perform a controlled decommissioning of the missile’s main stage after its payload was deployed. This means that, once again, a 23-ton (21-metric-ton) Chinese rocket body will fall to Earth over a yet-to-be-determined location in the coming days.

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